Friday, July 20, 2012

Birds of Prey and Red Hood Art Changes

It has become a Friday tradition for me to look at the updated shipping lists, to see if there are any unannounced creative changes taking place in various books, and that's just what I found today. Next month, both Birds of Prey and Red Hood and the Outlaws #12 will be drawn by different artists than originally solicited. Cliff Richards will tackle Birds while Pasqual Ferry will illustrating Red Hood.

I'm somewhat familiar with Richards. He's a fine artist in my opinion, nothing mind blowing, but does good work. I think he's done a few fill in issues around The New 52, but last I remember reading his work was in the final issues of David Hine's Azreal. I believe Richards also illustrated Huntress: Year One. That being said, I'm not surprised, seeing as Travel Foreman said he'd only be doing three issues (make that two and a half) but jesus christ, this book can't nail down anyone since the start of vol. 2 a few years back. Hopefully Romano Molenaar can stick around, just for consistency's sake.

On Red Hood, I'm rather unfamiliar with Pasqual Ferry, and can only seem to find examples of covers he has drawn, so I can't really offer up an opinion on that one. In related news, from everything I've read online at various sources, it does seem as if Timothy Green II will be the artist who permanently replaces Rocafort, which is a move I'll say I'm on the fence with, at best. There are some things about his style I like, and could see working, but there are other elements I'm just not a fan of, but I'll wait and see on that one. At the end of the day, all this means was this week's issue of Red Hood was the last we will be getting from Rocafort for the foreseeable future.

(Source: Comic List)


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  2. I doubt Timothy green will take over for Kennth rocafort as permenant artist He's good but I have never seen him take on a monthly but that ussally mean the artist is not saticfied witht the quality of work he does when he rushes to make a monthly grinde I have seen a pin up he did on the red hood and the out laws facebook page it was not bad I just wish kenneth had stayed he art is up there with JH Williams quality wise. it was nice to see dc put an a lister on a lesser known commodety. each issues art was breath taking and made the reader look forward to what was going to be drawn next it is going to be hard to find some who can match it .

  3. I love the new covers on "Bird." I'm sad that it looks like Ivy will be leaving. I was hoping she, Harley, and Catwoman would join the team. Maybe they can all be on "Suicide Squad." Batwoman and Flamebird could join "Birds." Excited to see Stephanie back as Nightwing in "Smallville."

  4. I've read a lot of Pasqual Ferry books -- he did a great Adam Strange mini-series in the early 2000s and i think he did one of the Ultimate Iron Man mini-series written by Orson Scott Card and he did Mister Miracle as part of Grant Morrisson's 7 Soldiers. He's got a great style - really unique, futuristic and fun. I think he'll be a great addition.